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267 toxins were found in U.S. drinking water systems between 2010-2015, according to an Environmental Working Group 2017 report. And one in four Americans is drinking water that doesn’t meet Safe Drinking Water Act standards.
Plus, only about 100 of the 1,000's of toxins that could be in your tap water are actually monitored. That means chemicals like PFCs and phthalates may be in your water and you'd be clueless.
So there’s no doubt that you need a good water filter. And sink water filters are a convenient way to clean up your tap water. No plumbing needed. You attach them directly to your faucet.
But which sink filter is the best? In this review the answer depends on one thing. What does the filter actually remove?
The best filters are the ones that remove the most toxic chemicals. So if you’re looking for cheap filters, you’re reading the wrong article.
But if you want a sink water filter that will
protect you from health destroying toxins you’re in the right place.
eSpring removes over 160 different water contaminants. It is National Safety Foundation (NSF)-certified to treat contaminants of Aesthetic Concern (Std 42), contaminants of Health Concern (Std. 53), and Emerging Contaminants/Incidental Compounds (Std 401).
But, it doesn’t remove arsenic. If arsenic is a problem in your drinking water the MultiPure is a better option. You can check your drinking water here.
MultiPure water filters remove over 100 different water contaminants. Both the Multipure Aquadome and the Aquaversa are National Safety Foundation (NSF)-certified to treat contaminants of Aesthetic Concern (Std 42), contaminants of Health Concern (Std. 53), and Emerging Contaminants/Incidental Compounds (Std 401).
Multipure is not a good option
if PFOA/PFOS is a problem in your drinking water. It usually ends up in your water due to a specific facility
(e.g., manufacturer, landfill, wastewater treatment or firefighter training
facility. You can check your water here.
The Aquasana sink water filter reduces the levels of 77 contaminants from your drinking water. This includes emerging contaminants like BPA, PFOA and PFOS. But it doesn’t remove arsenic and according to reviews it tends to break easily.
PUR Faucet Mount Filter
NSF certifies that the PUR Faucet filter removes 61
contaminants, including emerging contaminants like BPA and DEET. It’s the only other filter on this list
that removes arsenic and it’s also the cheapest. It does, however, tend to leak
and the filter needs to be changed every 100 gallons.
Pelican PDF Series Countertop Filter
The Pelican is certified by the NSF for the reduction of 60 contaminates. It doesn’t remove arsenic and emerging contaminants like BPA, DEET and Ibuprofen, PFOA and PFOS.
You can find what it removes here.
WaterChef 7000 Premium Countertop Water Filter
The WaterChef is certified by the NSF to remove 53 contaminants. But it doesn’t remove arsenic or emerging contaminants like BPA, DEET and Ibuprofen.
Click here for information on water filters that remove arsenic and here for the best countertop water filters.
Check out Water Quality and Your Health for eye-opening info on water contaminants and how you can find out what's in your water.